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Esri India partners with AGNIi (Invest India) to roll-out ‘GeoInnovation’
Empowering start-ups to build location Intelligence and facilitate wider...
‘ISRO gearing up for multiple space missions in 2022’
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Australian company develops system for real time mapping of wildfires
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Israel awards nearly $6 million in grants to space tech startups
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Modi Govt’s ‘Urban Geospatial Data Stories Challenge’ To Promote Innovation Begins
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Ethiopian Government to Merge the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute and Ethiopian Geospatial Information Institute
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Iran Slaps Down US ‘Concerns’ Over Space Programme After Satellite Launch
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Russia and China Ink Cooperative Deal on Respective GNSSs
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Swedish Space Corporation to establish a highly capable SSA station in Australia
At Western Australia Space Center, 400 kilometers north-east of...
BlackSky Expands Global Reseller Network in Australia with Geoimage
HERNDON, Va.-BlackSky (NYSE: BKSY) has added geospatial solutions provider Geoimage to its reseller...

mapathon

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Issues That Survey Of India’s Complaints Against Google’s Mapathon Raises About India’s Maps Policy

A statement in Parliament is non-committal on why exactly the complaint was filed, except that the Mapathon was without permission. In our opinion (detailed below), India’s Maps policy is regressive and bureaucratic, leaving little scope for innovation,...

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Putting People on the Map

Last week, the Survey of India (SOI), the mapping arm of the government, filed a police complaint against Google’s ‘Mapathon’ — the first ever mapping competition in India. It alleged that Google, which had invited Indian participants...

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Delhi Police Probing Google’s Map Contest

Internet giant Google could land in serious trouble over its ‘Mapathon 2013’ as the Delhi Police have launched an inquiry into the mapping contest held in February-March this year following a formal complaint by the Survey of...